It’s a great idea to have a family doctor. The doctor will be able to take care of everyone in your family, including your kids and elderly parents, and the doctor may be able to notice any health issues that run in the family. If you don’t already have a family doctor or if you need a new one, contact us here at Eastway Medical Clinic. We can arrange a meet-and-greet between you and one of our family doctors accepting new patients. Contact us today or keep reading to learn more.
Does my family really need a family doctor?
It really is a good idea to have a family doctor. With a family doctor, everyone in your family will be able to get primary care, which means you’ll all have access to treatments for common health issues, as well as services that can help you avoid common health issues in the first place. You’ll also have treatments and services for chronic health issues like heart disease and diabetes. For example, if a family member of yours has diabetes, the doctor can help them manage their symptoms and prevent complications.
A family doctor can do even more than that, like identify any health issues that run in the family. For example, if a member of your family has heart problems, the doctor may be able to identify signs of those problems in other family members.
There’s more that a family doctor can do. Let’s take a look at some of the specific services a family doctor provides.
What services can a family practice doctor provide?
A family doctor provides common health-related services for adults, seniors, and children. Here at Eastway Medical Clinic, our family doctors provide:
- Pediatric care for kids
- Women’s healthcare and men’s healthcare
- Physical examinations, including immigration physicals, sports physicals, and annual physicals
- Asthma care
- Allergy testing
- Diabetes care
- Chronic pain management
- Behavioral healthcare
- Treatment for minor cuts
- Immunizations, like flu shots
- Lab testing and X-rays
- Physician-supervised weight loss
- STD testing and treatment
- And much more
If a service you need isn’t listed above, you can contact our clinic about it. If the service is a primary care service, an urgent care service, or a family care service, we likely provide it!
What should I look for in a family doctor?
You may want to look for certain characteristics in a family doctor. For example, you may want to look for compassion or another trait you like in medical professionals. Additionally, you should consider whether the doctor:
- Is located near your home for quick, convenient access
- Has availability that works for you and your family
- Can meet any special needs your family has
The best way to find out whether a doctor would be right for you and your family is to have a meet-and-greet with a doctor! In a meet-and-greet, you’ll get to know the doctor and get a feeling for them, and you’ll be able to inquire about the doctor’s availability, specializations, etc.
How do I find a family doctor accepting new patients?
You can find family doctors accepting new patients right here at Eastway Medical Clinic! Our doctors are Dr. Sylvia Okoye and Dr. Joseph Okoye, and they’re both family doctors who are currently accepting new patients. Either one of them would be very happy to see you and your family in a simple meet-and-greet here at Eastway Medical Clinic. To learn more about our family doctors or to book a meet-and-greet with one of them, contact us today. We serve patients from Charlotte NC, Harrisburg NC, Concord NC, Mint Hill NC, Matthews NC, Belmont NC, Pineville NC, Kannapolis NC, Monroe NC, and Mt Holly NC.
We look forward to meeting you and your family soon!